Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When The Roof Caved In

When I started taking Chantix I wanted to make an effort to begin a good exercise program as well. With that came watching what I ate so as not to defeat the purpose of exercising. After a few days of healthy eating I realized that in addition to unhealthy eating habits I also have a compulsion for food. It's not unheard of for me to eat an entire bag of Doritos by myself in one sitting. I can stand in the kitchen for 10-15 minutes and just pick at this or that, not caring what it is and not really stopping to take a breath in between bites. This may be the reason that while I've been running to get ready for the upcoming neighborhood 5K pretty solidly I haven't lost a single pound. Every time I get on that scale it's a little disheartening and I always wonder why I haven't lost one measly pound and I have to remind myself it's because I eat like it's either A) going to be taken away in a specified time or B) I haven't eaten in days. Part of my stopping smoking was to get a better handle on my health and my binge eating doesn't contribute to good health. So, it's time to break yet another habit along side all the other habits that triggered smoking. I need to eat solid healthy snacks and meals.

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